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By a small majority, Latin Americans are disposed toward preferring democracy over other forms of government . Latins have it in their power to change things, if they will.

By a small majority, Latin Americans are disposed toward preferring democracy over other forms of government, and for now almost all leaders in the region hold office from elections not military coups. Still, most Latin Americans quite correctly do not believe democracy has generally served their interests, that is, produced the jobs, houses, food, justice, and opportunities more and more people. tell pollsters they want for themselves and their families.

Inviting in tone and organization but rigorous in its scholarship, The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America focuses on. .What becomes clear throughout is that there is a paradox at the heart of Latin America's democracies.

Inviting in tone and organization but rigorous in its scholarship, The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America focuses on the problems, successes, and multiple forms of democracy in Latin America. The opening chapters provide readers with a theoretical and conceptual lens through which to examine the ten case studies, which focus on Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

By Katherine Isbester with Viviana Patroni, Lauren Phillips, Roberta Rice, and Judith Teichman

By Katherine Isbester with Viviana Patroni, Lauren Phillips, Roberta Rice, and Judith Teichman. Inviting in tone and organization but rigorous in its scholarship, The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America focuses on the problems, successes, and multiple forms of democracy in Latin America. The opening chapters provide readers with a theoretical and conceptual lens through which to examine the ten case studies, which focus on Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina

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The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America Ten Country Studies of Division and Resilience. Author: Katherine Isbester Format: Paperback, softback Release Date: 12/11/2010

The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America Ten Country Studies of Division and Resilience. Author: Katherine Isbester Format: Paperback, softback Release Date: 12/11/2010.

Inviting in tone and organization but rigorous in its scholarship, The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America focuses on the problems, successes, and multiple forms of democracy in Latin America. The opening chapters provide readers with a theoretical and conceptual lens through which to examine the ten case studies, which focus on Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.

What becomes clear throughout is that there is a paradox at the heart of Latin America's democracies. Despite decades of struggle to replace authoritarian dictatorships with electoral democracies, solid economic growth (leading up to the global credit crisis), and increased efforts by the state to extend the benefits of peace and prosperity to the poor, democracy—as a political system—is experiencing declining support, and support for authoritarianism is on the rise.

The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America demonstrates the deep divisions between rulers and ruled in Latin America that undermine democratic processes, institutions, and norms.


The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America: Ten Country Studies of Division and Resilience download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Katherine Isbester
ISBN: 1442601809
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division; 1 edition (November 12, 2010)
Pages: 400 pages